September 2, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Police release ages, hometowns of two shot dead in Detroit street

Detroit— Police have identified a man and woman who were thrown from a car and fatally shot Sunday morning.

The victims were originally thought to be in their teens, although the woman, a Warren resident, was 23 years old. The male victim was an 18-year-old Detroit resident, Sgt. Michael Woody said.

Police would not provide names of the victims.

The two died after an unknown man forced them out of a car and fired four shots at them, according to a witness who phoned police at about 3:40 a.m. Sunday.

The incident happened in the 15800 block of Stoepel, near Livernois and the Lodge Freeway — a high-crime area, according to Detroit Police statistics. Since Aug. 1, there have been 29 assaults, five shootings, five robberies and two sexual assaults within a mile radius of where Sunday’s double homicide took place.

The case is still under investigation, Woody said.
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